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How to Grow Zanthoxylum fagara Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Wild Lime

Wild lime

Lime Prickly Ash at Highlands Hammock State Park photograph by Homer Edward Price.


Zanthoxylum fagara Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum fagara
  • Common Name: Wild lime
  • Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 300
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Medium paced
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Border, En masse
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Attracts butterflies, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms, Periodic blooms
  • Genus Detail: Zanthoxylum
  • Further Reading and References: Wikipedia and Plant Atlas
  • Family: Rutaceae: Citrus and Rue Family
  • Closely Related Species: Prickly Ash; Southern Prickly Ash; and Chinese Pepper